2018 BSM Guest artist Musicians: classical
Olga Kolpakova, a native of Mariyskaya ASSR, Russia, received her Master's of Music in violin performance from Kiev Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Ms. Kolpakova is a 7-year alumni member of the elite world-renowned Kiev Chamber Orchestra. She toured with the Orchestra to South Korea, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, England, and Slovakia. Ms. Kolpakova has performed in Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood Hall, Sovereign Hall, The London Royal Hall, Concert Gebau in the Netherlands, and Bayreuth Theater in Germany. She has also performed with Itzhak Perlman, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Michael Crawford, and Dmitri Kitaenko, among others.
Cellist Elise Jimenez received a Masters of Music degree in Cello Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Steven Thomas and a Bachelor’s in Music Performance at Stetson University under the instruction of David Bjella. In October 2011, she was named winner of Stetson University’s Concerto Competition, She currently performs with a variety of groups and companies in Florida, including Orlando Philharmonic, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Nova Era at Disney Springs, Beautiful Music Inc., and as a free-lance musician. Some of her more notable performances include Celtic Thunder, Johnny Mathis and Andrea Bocelli’s Valentine’s Day weekend tour in Miami and Orlando, FL.